Hi there guys!
Today we’re going to talk about some great decoupage techniques again. More specifically, we’re going to add one more to our techniques list and we’ll learn how to decoupage with Pizzi Goffre technique, which happens to be my favorite decoupage technique.
Now that Christmas is on its way, crafting an object with this technique is a marvellous idea. With this technique, you can craft on a bottle or any other surface such as wooden box, glasses, furniture, mirrors and anything else you can think of.
For this tutorial, I’ll decoupage on glass bottle and once I’m done, I’ll fill it up with homemade liqueur with the idea of offering it as a present.
If you’re following my posts, you must have noticed that I decoupage on bottles quite a lot.
There is a very simple explanation and the reason is that it’s very cheap and most importantly, it’s the easiest object to decoupage on. Last but not least, you can find it anywhere already inside your own home.
The fact that I like to decoupage on bottle doesn’t mean that you don’t have to give it a try on different surfaces -say… glass vases, and fill it with homemade marmalade or herbs. Not such as bad idea, right?
How about we get started then?
Materials we’re going to need
As I’ve already mentioned, you can use any type of object you like. Feel free to use a bottle or jar.
Personally, I prefer bottle so that I can fill it up with homemade liqueur (my parents are experts in this) or juice and offer it as a present.
You can use laces from old curtains or clothes if you don’t want to buy new materials. Lace is the single most important material that we’re going to use for the pizzi goffre technique.
We can decoupage with napkin on our object even though it’s not really necessary. However, I’m positive that this will look great on the object.
We’re going to need wood glue when we need to stick the lace on our object.
You can use this type of glue for many crafting projects either out of the box or diluted. So don’t worry if you end up having a lot of glue after you finish with this project.
I’m sure you’ve seen from previous projects that decoupage glue is important when we want to stick the napkin pattern on the object. Very, very important!
In almost all projects, you’ll need to make one pass with primer so that all the materials that we’re using, are able to blend nicely together.
For this project we’re going to use a light color acrylic paint.
Just before we apply oil paint, we’re going to make one pass with water varnish. This way, there will be no smudges from the oil paint.
Turpentine varnish is great when we want to decoupage with antique effect. When it’s used in combination with oil paints, it tends to turn a bit yellowish as time goes by. The result is the beautiful ageing effect that you usually see in vintage objects.
We’re not going to need this varnish until we finish crafting our objects. It’s literally the last thing that you apply on your object.
Most common oil paints are black and brown colors since they look better than any other color when you craft with the pizzi goffre technique. But you can also experiment with any other colors you deem appropriate.
You’re going to use just a little bit of naphta as a thinning agent for the oil paint. Another use of naphtha is cleaning your brushes when you’re done working with paints.
Acrylic putty is used a lot in crafting. For our project, we’re going to cover our object entirely in putty.
It’s also going to be useful for our next posts, so you better stay updated! 🙂
We’ll use them to wipe the oil paint from our object.
Tools that we’re going to use:
The main purpose of the painting knife is to spread the putty nicely on our object without. We’re going to discover other uses of this knife on next projects.
Several brush sizes will be necessary to apply the wood paint, decoupage glue, water varnish, acrylic paints, oils paints and oil varnish.
1 disposable plastic cup filled with water so that we keep our brushes wet.
That’s all with tools and materials we’re going to need. Let’s have some fun!!!
How To Decoupage On Glass Bottle With Pizzi Goffre Technique Step By Step
First thing I want to do is apply the primer on the entire surface of the object. To do so, I use a medium brush.
Once I finish, I wait until the primer gets dry.
Next in our check-list is making one pass with the acrylic paint and wait again until it dries.
Time to cut the most beautiful piece of lace you’ve got available.
I make one pass with the wood glue on my object and then I stick the lace on the object.
Now, I make another pass of the wood glue on top of the lace. Once I make sure that the lace is (still) well stuck on the object, I leave everything to dry well. This might take from a couple of hours to an entire day.
It’s of crucial importance that the object is dry before I proceed to the next step. If you’re not sure when it’s dry, just leave the object for a day and you’ll be safe. Otherwise, there’s a very high possibility that your object will be a disaster.
The time to apply the putty with the painting knife has come.
I apply the putty in an abstract manner across the entire surface of the object avoiding the spot where the lace is stuck.
You don’t have to be careful so that the putty is evenly spread. The imperfection is what going to make your object unique.
You’ll understand what I mean in the end and once you start working on your object as well.
When I make sure that I applied the putty on the entire object -except for the spot where the lace is, I leave my object to dry for a day.
The putty should be dry by now and it’s time to make one pass with the water varnish on the entire surface of my object.
I make sure that I pass the water varnish on the lace as well, including the holes in the pattern. When you finish applying the varnish, leave your object to dry.
In this step, I’ll put oil paint in a disposable plastic cup or on a piece of aluminium follium and I dilute it with a little bit of white spirit or naphtha.
Next thing I want to do is apply the diluted color on the object.
When I finish coloring, I take a baby wipe and I use it on the object to wipe the extra color that is gathered in the holes of the lace.
By wiping the color I also succeed in changing the looks of the object which isn’t something that you should worry about. How much color you want to wipe is up to your preference and taste. Just be careful not to wipe so much color so that there’s nothing left.
This is the time that I decoupage with napkin on a few spots of my object. For my object, I chose a napkin with roses pattern.
I cut the pattern off the napkin carefully with a small pair of scissors. I removed the two napkin sheets and I kept only the front sheet with the roses pattern.
Once I decide where I want to stick it on the object, I place it on the bottle and then I make one pass with decoupage glue.
Already finished applying the decoupage glue? Leave your object once again to dry.
And here comes the last step of our project.
When the decoupage glue is dry, the final step is to apply turpentine varnish on the entire object and leave it one day to dry. The next day your object will be ready!
Now that everything is ready, it’s time to fill your object with your favorite liquor or jam and make a beautiful present to your friends and family!
It’s very unique and I’m positive that everybody who’s going to receive such present will be extremely pleased. Same thing happened to my friends and they actually asked me to give them a few more so that they can offer them as presents to their friends. And if this continues, maybe I should consider starting a business out of this 🙂
The below photos are among the bottles that I made with the same technique.
I hope you liked today’s project. I wish you best of luck and I’ll be happy to receive photos of your own creations!
How did you like today’s tutorial? What do you think about decoupage on glass bottle with the pizzi goffre technique?